City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach, in partnership with Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation Network, is seeking a qualified Long Beach-based organization to facilitate outreach efforts with formerly incarcerated community members and their families through the Long Beach Reentry Achievement Program. The Long Beach Reentry Achievement Program will provide supportive services to formerly incarcerated community members and their families to ease their transition and help them live fulfilling lives.
The program, upon contract execution, will connect 150 formerly incarcerated community members and their families to Long Beach-based case management, mental health, health and social services and employment services. Additionally, the program will engage in meaningful community outreach to a minimum of 300 formerly incarcerated community members and their families to increase awareness of services.
The goals of the Long Beach Reentry Achievement Program are to reduce recidivism by increasing awareness of available supportive services and increasing opportunities for employment, mental health services, housing, and case management services that support the success reintegration of formerly incarcerated community members. The program will also support family reunification by forming a centralized hub for reentry services in Long Beach.
To support this effort, the City has launched a Request for Proposal (RFP), available now until 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. Specific details related to this RFP, including project scope, eligibility requirements and submission instructions, are available through Long Beach Buys.
There will be an optional pre-proposal meeting for interested organizations on Wednesday, March 15 at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Questions regarding the RFP can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11 a.m. on March 17.
The Reentry Achievement Program aligns with Goal 2, Strategy 3 of Long Beach’s Racial and Reconciliation Initiative to increase coordinated re-entry networks to support formerly justice-involved individuals and reduce recidivism.
This program is made possible by the Long Beach Recovery Act, a plan to fund economic and public health initiatives for Long Beach residents, workers, and businesses critically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than $4 million has been allocated to support violence prevention and safe cities. Additional information about the Long Beach Recovery Act is available at longbeach.gov/recovery.
Media inquiries can be directed to Jennifer Rice Epstein, Public Affairs Officer, Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, 562.441.3590 or Jennifer.RiceEpstein@longbeach.gov.